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Hi everyone :D

I am not sure if there is already a thread for this, but last year I bought a collection with has quite a few used blocks / used imprints, so I would like to share them here.

1d green CofA watermark, punctured G/NSW

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1½d small multiple perf 13.5 x 12.5 G/NSW

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1½d small multiple perf 13.5 x 12.5 G/NSW

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3d blue CofA watermark

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½d orange small multiple watermark perf 13.5 x 12.5 G/NSW

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2d CofA watermark OS/NSW puncture

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2d CofA watermark G/NSW

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2d CofA watermark, OS/NSW punctured inverted imprint pair

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½d orange small multiple watermark perf 14 OS/NSW imprint block of four used

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I have been buying any used blocks (postally used or official CTO) whenever I see them nowadays. These are not common but still relatively inexpensive.

I will try scan a few more soon, once I have the time to sort out all the stuff I have bought over last few months - it is a big job :D

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Some scarce blocks Alex, and all 100% genuine in my view.

No idea why, but this one of the top value 1/4d really sticks in my mind.

Not perfectly centred, not by a long shot, but just was a superb thing to own, whilst I did. 8)

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Nice block Glen but it looks better in my collection. Thanks again!
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Some scarce blocks Alex, and all 100% genuine in my view.

No idea why, but this one of the top value 1/4d really sticks in my mind.

Not perfectly centred, not by a long shot, but just was a superb thing to own, whilst I did. 8)
What a lovely block of six! Very difficult to find used blocks that are so nice and clean with superb cancel. :)

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Here are a couple of 1/4d (all CofA watermark)

Block of four, position 1R5, 1R6, 1R11 (BW 131h colour flaw in King's hair) and 1R12 (BW 131ia flawed right frame and shading later printings - which shows a break in the right frame)

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Block of nine

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And a used imprint pair

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3d blue single watermark, imprint block of four used

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1d red punctured OS, block of four used, corner dot and run "N"

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1d violet punctured OS, block of eight used

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4d purple punctured OS block of four used

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4d blue punctured OS/NSW block of four used, plated as 1R25 (BW 112(1)k white notch in bottom frame at left corner), 1R26, 1R31, 1R32

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4d olive block of six used on a parcel tag

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1/4d single watermark, punctured OS block of four, plated as 1R11 (BW 128h colour flaw in King's hair), 1R12 (BW 128i flawed right frame and shading), 1R17, 1R18 (BW 128j retouched NE corner)

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Couple more used blocks

2d red brown small multiple watermark perf 13.5x12.5 - punctured OS block of four used

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3d blue Die 1a, small multiple watermark perf. 13.5x12.5, puncture OS block of six used. Plated as 4L25, 4L26 (type B), 4L27, 4L31, 4L32 (BW 107m Retouched upper frame at left), 4L33.

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3d blue Die 1a small multiple watermark, Ash imprint pair - Plate 4

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4½d KGV Die I, small multiple watermark perf 13.5x12.5, block of four used. Plated as 1L1 (BW 120d Cut SW corner, double tail to emu, top right frame uneven), 1L2 (BW 120ea Heavy top left frame), 1L7, 1L8

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Couple more blocks to share :D

1d red, large multiple watermark punctured OS, block of 10 used, plated as 7/1 (secret mark), 7/2, 7/7 (break in top frame, 4th pearl at left in crown joins line), 7/8, 7/13, 7/14, 7/19, 7/20, 7/25, 7/26

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1½d brown, large multiple watermark punctured OS, used block of 8, Electro 7, plated as 7R5, 7R6, 7R11, 7R12 (BW 86(7)e - retouched NE corner), 7R17, 7R18, 7R23 (BW 86(7)g - retouched SW corner), 7R24

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And other block of 6, plated as 7R35, 7R36 (BW 86(7)i White flaw between emu's legs), 7R41, 7R42 (BW 86(7)k - flawed right value shield and area from emu's leg to lower corner), 7R47, 7R48 (BW 86(7)l - cracked electro through top of left value tablet)

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Shame that 7R29 and 7R30 are missing, otherwise I can rejoin both blocks together!

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3d blue, small multiple watermark perf 14, used block of 6. Plated as 3L9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22 (BW 106g - Thickening of upper frame at right)

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½d CofA Overprinted OS (double perfs in top margin)

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Hi all :)
Couple more blocks to share from recent purchases :)

2 penny red used blocks

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½d orange single watermark perf OS/NSW, used block of nine

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1½d green, single watermark, used block of 8, Electro 16, plated as 16L1 (BW 88(16)d Cut lower frame), 16L2, 16L3, 16L4, 16L7 (BW 88(16)e eight wattles at left), 16L8, 16L9, 16L10

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1/4d single watermark, used block of four, plated as 1R10, 1R11 (BW 128h colour flaw in King's hair), 1R16, 1R17

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1d red single line perf used block of four

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(used on 22 July 1914 - 5 days after first day of issue)

Single line perf used blocks aren't easy to find.

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1d red Die II used block of four (all four stamps are Die II)

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5d CofA watermark Overprinted OS, imprint block of four used

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alex_c_y1977 wrote:
Single line perf used blocks aren't easy to find.
You are not kidding ... even hot in water they will mostly split into 4 singles as your top one started to do. VERY scarce.

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alex_c_y1977 wrote:
Single line perf used blocks aren't easy to find.
You are not kidding ... even hot in water they will mostly split into 4 singles as your top one started to do. VERY scarce.

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Hi Glen
That's so true. Even used pairs aren't that common. They are just so "fragile"!

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A recent purchase :)

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2d brown single watermark used block of 4, which is not that common.

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Mark my words - WHATEVER the blocks above are worth now they'll be worth 5 times that in a decade. 8)

Any postal used block is scarce, and in elusive vals like 4½d small Multi p12½ will be classics of the future.

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What would be a good price to pay for a block, on average? I see them on ebay, but I don't want to get ripped off.

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Anywhere between a couple of dollars & a couple of thousand dollars, depending on the stamp.
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Couple more blocks to share 8)

Recent purchase, small Multiple watermark pert 13.5x12.5, 3d Die II used block of four

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No varieties, not that unusual but picked it up for $5 which is still cheap in my view.

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½d green, single watermark, used block of 4, plated as 6L5, 6L6, 6L11 (BW 63(6)d white flaw on back of King's head), 6L12

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3d green, single watermark Die Ia, used block of 4, plated as 4L15, 4L16, 4L21, 4L22 (BW 105k Distorted SW corner and lower frame)

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Good evening all
Couple more recent purchases to share :)

1d green single watermark perf OS used block of 4

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4d blue single watermark perf OS used block of 4, plated as

2L25, 2L26, 2L31 and 2L32

Note 2L31 does have quite significant plate variety: (1) Kangaroo: spot above nose. (2) oval: vertical line 1mm long from white oval in front of, and below, emu's beak. (3) Left frame: upward sloping gash beginning 1mm from lower corner. I am surprised this is not listed in ACSC as there are many varities which are much more minor than this that are listed.

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3d blue single watermark used block of six

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1½d red small multiple watermark perf 14 OS, used block of 4

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Nice pieces Alex. :mrgreen:

Allenswood will pay you 100% margin for the Bathurst block I'd bet!

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